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July 1, 2019

What Employment Issues did the Supreme Court Address this Term, and What’s in Store for 2019-2020?

This article provides a brief overview of the significant employment cases decided this Supreme Court term and provides a preview of the issues on the Court’s 2019-2020 docket.

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July 1, 2019

California Extends Paid Family Leave Benefits from 6 to 8 Weeks

On June 27, 2019, Governor Gavin Newson (D) signed Senate Bill 83, which, beginning on July 1, 2020, will extend from six to eight weeks the maximum duration of paid family leave benefits individuals may receive under California law.

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June 26, 2019

What ELSE is going on in Washington, DC? Legislative Update for Employers that Operate in the District of Columbia

The District of Columbia Council has passed several pieces of legislation that impose significant obligations upon employers in the District of Columbia. This article reviews recently-enacted laws and their key obligations.

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June 25, 2019

Nevada Applicants and New Employees with Positive Marijuana Test Results Will Receive Legal Protections

Beginning January 1, 2020, new legislation in Nevada will require employers to think carefully about whether and which applicants should be tested for marijuana.

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June 24, 2019

Oregon’s New Workplace Fairness Act Limits the Use of Nondisclosure Agreements, Requires Written Antiharassment Policies, and Extends the Time for Filing Claims

Oregon's new law prohibits employers from entering into agreements containing nondisclosure terms, requires employers to adopt specific written policies, and enlarges the period for filing discrimination claims.

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June 20, 2019

New York State Significantly Expands its Workplace Harassment Laws (Again)

As its session draws to a close, the New York State Legislature substantially revised the state’s anti-discrimination and anti-harassment laws this week, and Governor Andrew Cuomo has promised to sign the new measures imminently.

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June 19, 2019

Settlement Agreements Cannot Prevent Nevada Employees from Disclosing Workplace Sex Discrimination or Harassment

Under a new Nevada law, effective July 1, 2019, employers that settle certain allegations involving sex discrimination or sexual offenses will not be able to bar the claimant from talking about the existence of the settlement, or the underlying facts.

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June 19, 2019

Illinois Poised to Protect Marijuana Users from Adverse Employment Actions as Part of Marijuana Legalization Legislation

On June 4, 2019, the Illinois legislature passed the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (HB 1438). The law, once enacted, will provide expansive workplace protections to marijuana users.

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June 19, 2019

New Connecticut Law Addressing Sexual Harassment Imposes Additional Obligations on Employers

On June 18, 2019, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont signed Substitute Senate Bill 3, which significantly changes the sexual harassment laws affecting Connecticut employers.

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June 14, 2019

UK Court Upholds Dismissal Based on Religious Employee’s Workplace Proselytising

The Court of Appeal in the United Kingdom recently held that the dismissal of a nurse for improperly proselytising at work was fair, where the nurse often entered into impermissible religious discussion with patients.

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